The EAP (Employee Assistance Program) Committee thanks you!

The EAP Committee would like to thank the campus community for their support of the Chemo Blanket project.  Together we raised enough funds to make over 30 blankets for area cancer patients. We thank you for your monetary donations as well as your donation of time to make the blankets. It was a lot of fun to get together with coworkers for such a good cause.

Laura Emmett, Chair of EAP Committee and Melissa Nicosia, EAP Coordinator, will be delivering the blankets to the Fox Care Cancer Center and Catskill Area Hospice on Thursday.

We would also like to send a shout out to thank Kelly Kingsbury, Field Hockey Coach and her team of athletes who made and donated blankets to this cause! We greatly appreciate their support!

EAP Committee:
Laura Emmett (Chair), Erin Cavanagh, Jeri Jerminario, Kathy Webster, Gary Wickham, Lara Woods, Valery Worden
EAP Coordinator:
Melissa Nicosia

Four Fields Friday event Friday, October 21

The Anthropology Club is pleased to present the next Four Fields Friday event. This Friday, October 21, senior, Kashique Robinson, will be giving a lecture entitled, “In the Field: Experiences – Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology”. The event will be held at 4pm in IRC 6. LEAD credit is available and there will be small reception in conjunction with the lecture.

6th Annual Bioarchaeologists’ Northeast Regional Dialogue (BNRD) Conference October 29

The 6th Annual Bioarchaeologists’ Northeast Regional Dialogue (BNRD) conference will be held on Saturday, October 29 in Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, from 9:30-5:00pm. This conference pulls together professionals and students from biological anthropology who examine human skeletal remains to investigate health and lifestyle of historic and prehistoric populations.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Jaime Ullinger (Quinnipiac University), will present “New Approaches to the Bioarchaeology of Cremations” at 1:15pm. The keynote lecture is free and open to the public.

Registration for the full conference is $15. You can register before the conference and on-site. To register, please visit:

See attached for additional information:  bnrd-flyer-2016  bnrd-program-2016

Life of the Mind – Abstract Deadline Extended to Friday, October 21

The deadline to submit abstracts and presentation information for the Life of the Mind (LOTM) showcase has been extended to this Friday, October 21. Information and the abstract submission form is available on the LOTM website. Please consider participating, or mark your calendar to attend and learn about the important work being conducted by faculty from across the disciplines. The LOTM will be held on November 9 and 10 in the Morris Conference Center. Contact x2632 with questions or concerns.


John Relethford Awarded AAPA Distinguished Service Award

John Relethford, Anthropology, has been awarded the 2017 Gabriel Lasker Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Physical Anthropology (AAPA). He will receive the award at the Association’s annual meeting in New Orleans in April 2017.

This award is given “to recognize and honor individuals who have demonstrated a history of excellence in service to the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, its members, and/or the field of physical anthropology.” (AAPA web page). AAPA is the largest professional association of biological/physical anthropologists in the world, with over 1700 members internationally.

Relethford has been a member of AAPA since graduate school in the 1970s, and was a member of its Executive Committee for many years, including service as Vice President and Program Chair (2003-2004) and then as President (2006-2007). He has served on the AAPA Nominations Committee, Publications Committee, and Student Affairs Committee. As President, he initiated an ad hoc committee that later became the permanent Committee on Diversity. Relethford has also served as an Associate Editor for the Association’s journal, the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, from 1996 through 2002. He is also an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and served as the Chair of the Anthropology section of AAAS.